Armed Forces Minister Mark Lancaster recently visited Uganda, and pledged that the UK will continue to support the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
The UK’s presence in East Africa is intended to help build the capacity of national military forces, and particularly to help them counter terrorism, the illegal wildlife trade, human rights violations, and developing humanitarian crises.
“We share their [Uganda’s] desire for peace in the region and are looking at ways we can provide further assistance to this cause”
During the visit, Mr Lancaster met with the President of Uganda.
Throughout the region, the British Army supports the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), regional peacekeeping mission operated by the African Union under the authority of the UN.
In May this year, Gavin Williamson announced British Army personnel would deploy to Malawi to counter the elephant and rhino poaching operation.
24 troops from a variety of of British Army units are in the area supporting the Malawian Rangers.
With the majority of the Battalion deployed on Op TORAL 6 in Kabul, CSgt Simons has been in Malawi as part of a British Army Counter Poaching team helping train Malawian Rangers. pic.twitter.com/2psKVbrnOR
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